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    Deepak Shimkhada retired from Claremont McKenna College after teaching Asian religions for ten years. Presently he teaches courses in Hinduism as an adjunct professor at Claremont School of Theology as well as History of Asian Art at Chaffey College in Southern California. His most recent edited books are Nepal: Nostalgia and Modernity, and The Constant and Changing Faces of the Goddess: Goddess Traditions of Asia published by Cambridge Scholars Press which has just been reissued in paperback.

    Dr. Shimkhada is president of the Indic Foundation which he also founded in 2001 for lending hand to the growth and expansion of the School of Religion at CGU. He served on the School’s Board of Visitors representing Indic Foundation. For his detailed biography please visit Wikipedia.org (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepak_Shimkhada)


  • Himalayan Honey

    May 25, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    Mountains mean different things to different people. For me, Maha Bhir (Honey Cliff) of Darkha, named after its sheer cliffs, created terror and respect in me as a young boy. Its cliffs, home to Himalayan honey bees, are awe-inspiring because of their height and difficult ascent. Large Himalayan...

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  • Why do I have problems with Donald Trump?

    November 29, 2016 • CULTURE • Author:

    I have to admit that this presidential election has given me an opportunity to reflect on society and friends. Thank you friends, and even some of my own distant relatives, for supporting Donald Trump; I now know the level of your intelligence. Just like Donald Trump, you care only for yourself....

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  • Old Car: A Piece of History

    September 9, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    A well-ridden bike or a well-driven car has its own history. Each of them leaves its own mark behind. For example, my old SUV (Nissan—Pathfinder) just turned 19. It has over one hundred thousand miles on its odometer and still runs better than the newer one we own. I have spent very little money...

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  • Glory of the Himalaya

    March 24, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is, according to geologists, the youngest group of mountains on planet Earth.  The...

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  • “Back off India:” Is it working?

    December 28, 2015 • NEPAL • Author:

    I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions on Nepal, Nepali citizens have been going through a rough time in the wake of the coming harsh winter. It is absolutely...

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  • Why Nepalese Can’t Get Along: A Diagnosis of the Problem

    November 9, 2015 • NEPAL • Author:

    Mr. Shiv Raj Bhatt, Technical Adviser of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Government of Solomon Islands, wroteNepal is “Landlocked with Bad Neighbours” this is one of the reasons that keep poor countries poorer and in conflict trap despite international aid and support — this...

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  • Indo-Sino Relationship of Nepal: An Analysis

    September 30, 2015 • NEPAL • Author:

    By- Dr. Deepak Simkhada What commonality do Nepalis have with the Chinese?  None.  What makes me say this?  Because we don’t speak the same language, we don’t use the same script, we don’t eat the same food (although occasionally we eat at a Chinese restaurant), we don’t wear the same...

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  • Travesty of Modern Teej

    September 11, 2015 • WOMEN • Author:

    By- Deepak ShimKhada With age comes experience and wisdom.  Now that I have turned 70, I hope I have earned both.  As a senior citizen, I can be excused for speaking my mind without being politically correct. During the past few days innumerable Teej parties were organized in Kathmandu as well as...

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